Nau mai mai ki to tātou akoranga kia whakamārama ai te ao o te marae! Here’s some more information about what our third learning unit in LEVEL ONE of our Te Puna Reo Māori programme includes. Every aspect of our learning supports te reo Māori, te ao Māori, tikanga Māori and mātauranga Māori in your school and learning community. We explore the following topics in our Marae learning unit:

  • sharing when birthdays are using the Gregorian calendar
  • counting from zero into the millions
  • using questions of quantity for numbers, things and people
  • using ordinal numbers in a range of contexts and sentence structures
  • steps of a pōwhiri including the key people involved and the specific activities occurring
  • the school timetable
  • a daily math problem as part of our Daily Tikanga
  • asking who is doing a particular action
  • asking what action is occurring (present tense)
  • a storyboard marae visit
  • describing what objects are using adjectives of colour, quantity and other qualities
  • various locations and buildings on a typical marae
  • parts of the body and parts of the wharenui (meeting house)
  • tikanga of the marae, the wharenui and te ao Māori in general
  • instructional language in all it’s many forms in te reo Māori
  • maths operations (division, multiplication, addition and subtraction)
  • developing a tailored tikanga for your specific learning environment and school

Lesson Contents

A list of the lesson sections covered in this comprehensive learning unit is below. The lesson for students each week contains 3 – 4 sections, anywhere between 5 and 10 learning videos that include plenty of speaking activities, a number of waiata and book videos to support your ākonga learning plus additional activities such as art, research questions, literacy and numeracy activities and much more. Our Daily Tikanga is gradually increased throughout each term as well. Previous learning content is extended and revised each week as we scaffold our learners through the vast array of learning outcomes and achievements objectives required under Level 1 of Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori – Kura Auraki (Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13).